Tag Archives: Hellas Planitia

HiRISE: Honeycomb-textured landforms in NW Hellas Planitia

This image targets a portion of a group of honeycomb-textured landforms in northwestern Hellas Planitia, which is part of one of the largest and most ancient impact basins on Mars. In a larger Context Camera image, the individual “cells” are … Continue reading

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HiRISE: A small, well-preserved impact crater

A small, well-preserved impact crater in Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Well-preserved 4-kilometer impact crater

Well-preserved 4-kilometer impact crater on the floor of Hellas Planitia. Why do we say “well-preserved?” Mainly due to the fact that the rim of the crater is still very visible. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Squiggles in Hellas Planitia

At around 2,200 kilometers in diameter, Hellas Planitia is the largest visible impact basin in the Solar System, and hosts the lowest elevations on Mars’ surface as well as a variety of landscapes. This image covers a small central portion … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Pitted material in large crater

Pitted material in large crater north of Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Possible aqueous sediments in Hellas Planitia

Possible aqueous sediments in Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Channel deposits on Hellas Planitia

Channel deposits on Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Layers along a mesa in Hellas Planitia

Layers along a mesa in Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Complex terrain on floor of Hellas Planitia

Complex terrain on the floor of Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: To great depths

Hellas is an ancient impact structure and is the deepest and broadest enclosed basin on Mars. It measures about 2,300 kilometers across and the floor of the basin, Hellas Planitia, contains the lowest elevations on Mars. The Hellas region can … Continue reading

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